|by Ian Marks, assistant director of athletic
HOUGHTON - February 23, 2011
The women's cross country team and four individuals were
all honored for academic excellence recently by the
United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches
The women's cross country team was one of 107 teams
to earn 2010 Division II All-Academic Cross Country
status after posting a 3.51 cumulative grade point
average and an 11th place finish at the NCAA Regionals.
The Huskies posted the fourth best grade point average
among the 10 GLIAC schools that earned the award.
To qualify for the award, the team must have a
cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and have
compiled a score at the NCAA Regional Championships.
In addition to the team award, four individuals also
earned academic honors from the USTFCCCA. Amanda Halonen,
Deedra Irwin, Jill Smith and Alison Springer-Wilson
earned 2010 Division II All-Academic Cross Country
To qualify for the award, the student-athlete must
have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater
through the most-recent semester, completed at least 12
credit hours and placed in the top 30 percent at the
NCAA Regional Championships.